1955 Liljestrand House | Architect: Vladimir Ossipoff | Honolulu, HI | Photography: Mariko Reed
Designed by Vladimir Ossipoff, the Liljestrand House is recognized as an outstanding example of mid-twentieth century Hawaiian modern architecture.
Mr. Ossipoff’s designs are known for seamless integration of building and site, elegant orchestration of circulation, clever management of views, and creative mix of modern and natural materials.
The home is currently owned by Bob Liljestrand and was originally designed and built for his parents. Architect Vladimir Ossipoff was involved in all the details including all the furniture and rugs you see. The home, with spectacular views of downtown and Diamond Head, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Cash, gold, loans, ukuleles…
NYTimes: Making Way for the Real Hawaii
NYTimes: Making Way for the Real Hawaii
The lanai stacks of Waikiki have a certain repetitive beauty.
Monarchy Promenade - A historical historic walking tour of Honolulu’s capitol district from 1966. I love the cute little map with Honolulu’s then unfinished state Capitol among the 19th century buildings. It should be re-issued. All the buildings remain in Honolulu’s downtown and I think people would appreciate its nifty midcentury graphic design.
"Honolulu -The town grew up around the deep sheltered harbor of Honolulu in the early 1800s as foreign sailing vessels arrived and began to trade. The Northwest Coast-China traders came seeking sandalwood. The whaling fleet came in need of crewmen and supplies. Warships of great powers came to protect the citizens and to pursue their national policies in the Pacific Ocean.
The King took up residence and gradually other buildings began to cluster near the Palace. So it was that the major events that shaped life during the days of Monarchy happened in this area. If you had been here then, you would have walked dusty roadways that ran crookedly between high adobe walls, shaded only by a scattering of trees”
What a stark description.
P-Sharan & Fujifilm 200
Sinuous bridge at the #Honolulu Board of Water Supply complex / #docomomo #modernism #midcentury #instagramhi (at Board Of Water Supply)
Makiki District Cemetery - According to the newspaper that day George Gibson went for a swim with some friends in Honolulu harbor . Unfortunately he was not a very strong swimmer and got caught between to ships.
Honolulu museum of art
Want one of these for my living room
"The Secret of the Golden Pavilion. Nancy’s grandfather asks her for help with some complications in his inheritance of his estate in Honolulu, Hawaii, but an organized gang of criminals presents a harrowing threat to the case—and to Nancy."
Honolulu is the paradise that was paved in Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi
"I wrote ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ on my first trip to Hawai’i. I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart… this blight on paradise. That’s when I sat down and wrote the song."
1996 - Los Angeles Times
The tree museum is Foster Botanical Garden and the Pink Hotel I can only assume is the Royal Hawaiian
The Last Queen of Hawai’i
Liliʻuokalani (1838 – 1917) was the last monarch of Hawai’i. She inherited the throne from her brother Kalākaua on 29 January 1891. The Queen was deposed on 17 January 1893 and temporarily relinquished her throne to “the superior military forces of the United States”. She had hoped the United States, like Great Britain earlier in Hawai’ian history, would restore Hawai’i’s sovereignty to the rightful holder.
Liliʻuokalani was arrested on 16 January 1895, several days after the failed Counter-Revolution. She denied any knowledge at her trial, and was sentenced to five years of hard labor in prison and fined $5,000. The sentence was commuted to imprisonment in an upstairs bedroom of ʻIolani Palace, where she composed songs including The Queen’s Prayer (Ke Aloha o Ka Haku).
Endless rows of soulless high-rises